The brain child of a former QA apprentice, WeGym is a start-up based in London which helps people to connect with each other to help spread the cost of staying active. Tech apprenticeships work for WeGym by helping them upscale their business and find fresh tech talent.
WeGym are breaking the conventions that tech apprenticeships and the benefits are solely reserved for big businesses. WeGym are a rapidly expanding business with thousands of monthly users. This growth has highlighted significant tech skills gaps in their small team.
Joshua Uwade is a true ambassador of how apprenticeships work, having started his career on a QA apprenticeship to now forming his own business. The success he knows a QA apprentice can bring made Joshua confident this was the way to grow his business. WeGym are now at the start of their apprenticeship journey and will be welcoming their first QA apprentice in 2018.
The challenges that start-ups face are largely financial and workforce related. A tech apprentice offers a solution which is low-risk on the former and high impact on the latter.
As with a lot of start-ups, WeGym are focused on bringing in talent who will be a good fit and be able to hit the ground running. Something they feel is only possible by working with QA to bring in the right apprentice. WeGym are excited by the flexibility and nimbleness that a digitally native apprentice brings.
Being a successful business in its infancy means that an apprentice will grow with the organisation – learning and developing skills which match the needs of start-ups like WeGym perfectly. That’s why tech apprenticeships, for start-ups work.
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